Temeraire: The Schedule for Tongues of Serpents

It’s almost time! This weekend I shall return to the world of Temeraire, picking up where my gloriously fun tweetalongs and reviews left off last year with the sixth book in the series, Tongues of Serpents! Read on for my schedule.



Convicted of treason despite their heroic defense against Napoleon’s invasion of England, Temeraire and Capt. Will Laurence have been transported to a prison colony in distant Australia – and into a hornet’s nest of fresh complications. The colony is in turmoil after the overthrow of military governor William Bligh—aka Captain Bligh, late of HMS Bounty. And when Bligh tries to enlist them in his bid to regain office, the dragon and his captain are caught in the middle of a political power struggle. Their only chance to escape the fray is accepting a mission to blaze a route through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia. But the theft of a precious dragon egg turns their expedition into a desperate recovery operation – leading to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new complication in the global war between Britain and Napoleon.



OK, now I’m twice as excited! (Yes, I had refrained from reading that blurb until now. WITNESS MY RESTRAINT.)

So, here’s the schedule:


  • Part 1: Chapters 1-4, reading on Saturday 7th January
  • Part 2: Chapters 5-9, reading on Saturday 14th January
  • Part 3: Chapters 10-13, reading on Saturday 21st January
  • Part 4: Chapters 14-End, reading on Saturday 28th January


Each reading/livetweet will start at 9pm BST, as before. I am DYING to get back into this series and see what adventures lie in store for our heroes (and heroines!). Do join in the Twitter shenanigans, or just follow along if that’s more your speed. Everybody’s welcome! In honour of my fellow excitable book nerds, we’ll be using the hashtag #Muskedragons!

See you on Saturday.

One thought on “Temeraire: The Schedule for Tongues of Serpents

  1. I am insanely excited to be starting Serpents at last – and while I’ve always been a bit nervous about it, I’m a lot less nervous since reading Empire of Ivory (which had similar potential to go horribly colonial, and handled it rather well). So BRING IT ON.

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